NSWALC Educational Scholarship

In 2000 Mr. Frederick (Freddy) Fricke generously bequeathed his home to the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC). The Council decided to use the funds from the sale of Freddy’s home to establish a Scholarship fund to assist in the education of Aboriginal peoples in NSW. The NSWALC Freddy Fricke Scholarship (the Scholarship) was launched in July 2002. Since then, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council has awarded 49 scholarships to assist Aboriginal students in their studies.

NSWALC has committed to make two scholarships of $10,000 each available annually, to assist students with funds to help complete their studies. It is aimed at penultimate year students at a tertiary institution in NSW.

The Scholarship will also provide an opportunity to undertake a six-week paid internship in a NSWALC Business Unit of the Scholarship recipient’s discipline.

Scholarship details

Value: $10,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: 2 scholarships offered

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Agriculture and environmental studies
  • Business and management
  • Communications
  • Humanities, culture and social sciences
  • Law and paralegal studies

At Institution:

  • NSW Universities

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:
In their penultimate year in an undergraduate/graduate degree at a tertiary institution in NSW.
Studying law, finance, business, media & communications, human resources, land & environment, planning, policy or property management, or a discipline where the applicant can provide a direct link between their study and the current or future work of NSWALC.